Carp

narrative

Typology

feature

Czech title

Kapr

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1964

Production year

1964

Language version

Czech

Director

Jiří Hanibal

Screenplay

Jan Procházka

Screenstory

Jan Procházka

Povídkový film

Tales about Children

Stories

Magdalena, Trickster, Carp

Synopsis

The snow on the roofs, and the street decorations, are reminders that it will be Christmas soon. Little Ludvík goes with his dad to buy a carp. The father lets the little boy choose the fish. He looks around all the street stalls and little tanks of live carps, until he finds the biggest one. The father is unpleasantly surprised by the size and price of the fish but he must keep his promise. On the way home, Ludvík tries to persuade his father to set the carp free and throw it back in the river but it is now too late for that. Ludvík's father is a caretaker at the large physical education building where the family has also been given a flat. Ludvík still cannot part from the carp but his mum finally sends him out of the bathroom and to bed. When the parents are asleep, little Ludvík goes and hides all the knives in the house. Then he jumps into the bath to join the carp. The water is cold so the boy adds some hot water. He likes it in the bath now but the carp starts turning over so Ludvík takes it to the big swimming pool in their building. The parents are looking everywhere for their boy. They finally find him in the swimming pool playing with the carp. The fish is now in good health. They drive the boy out of the pool but cannot catch the fish. The next day, the swimming pool stays closed to public.

Cast

Josef Filip

Ludvík

Ilja Prachař

tatínek, správce sportovního zařízení

Oldřich Velen

prodavač kaprů

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Jiří Hraběta, Lubomír Břinčil, Eliška Štíbrová, Věra Vláčilová

Screenstory

Jan Procházka

Screenplay

Jan Procházka

Shooting Script

Jiří Hanibal

Second Unit Photography

Václav Helliman

Camera Operator

Bohumil Vodička

Production Designer

Milan Nejedlý

Costume Designer

Libuše Hozová

Sound Designer

Jiří Lenoch, Bohumír Brunclík (zvukové efekty)

Production Manager

Jaroslav Kučera

Unit Production Manager

Jiří Ulrich, Hubert Novotný, Pavel Krůta

Cooperation

Miroslava Vopěnková, Štěpánka Stříbrná, Jiří Hlupý

Music

Music Composed by

Zdeněk Liška

Music Conducted by

František Belfín (FISYO), Karel Krautgartner (Jazzový orchestr Československého rozhlasu)

Songs

Vždyť jsou Vánoce, Koledy vánoční, Veselé Vánoce, Purpura, Hosana in excelsis

Songwriter

Egon Walter (Vždyť jsou Vánoce), Jaromír Vomáčka (Veselé Vánoce), Jiří Šlitr (Purpura)

Writer of Lyrics

Bohuslav Nádvorník (Vždyť jsou Vánoce), Zdeněk Borovec (Veselé Vánoce), Jiří Suchý (Purpura)

Singer

Waldemar Matuška (Vždyť jsou Vánoce), Eva Pilarová (Vždyť jsou Vánoce), dětský sbor (Koledy vánoční), Setleři (Veselé Vánoce), Magda Hrnčířová (Veselé Vánoce), Pavlína Filipovská (Purpura), Jiří Suchý (Purpura), sbor (Hosana in excelsis)

Production info

Original Title

Kapr

English Title

Carp

Copyright

1964

Production Year

1964

Technical info

Versions

Czech